This is a reference for Clair BROWN

Inclusion in International Youthwork

The training activity took place
in Leeds UK
organised by Everything is Possible
3 - 7th March 2012

Aims & objectives

The aim of this activity was to bring individuals together practitioners with experience of working with excluded youth and NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people. We planned that participants would explore good practice in national and international youthwork and have chance to develop future partnerships and Youth in Action projects.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The team was made up from British, Spanish and French and participants joined us from UK, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Croatia. The participant profile was excellent ranging from fulltime volunteers in organisations to governmental descision makers.

Training methods used & main activities

The training was interactive and varied, offering participants visits to local EVS inclsuion projects, advice and guidance on how to prepare and deliver YiA and LLP mobility programmes, workshops on funding rules as well as lots of opportunity for contact making, intercultural exchange and fun.

Outcomes of the activity

The training gave participants a wealth of information as well as the opportunity to go deeper into the Youth in Action programme, offering surgeries on individual actions. As a result of this workshop we are aware that 7 people with fewer opportunities have been successfully placed on EVS projects through partners who were present and two individuals have applied to take part in a Grundtvig Assistantship as well as one organisation having two Action 4.3 projects approved. A DVD of 4.3 minutes was created as a result of this training as well as a liveblog:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I arranged this training inclusing developing and delivering the training content. In addition to the training delivery I worked in a team of three around recruiting participants, evaluation and visibility.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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